MACOA Reveals ‘Brave is Beautiful’ Nominees, Photo Show | News


The Mineral Area Council on the Arts received 19 nominations from worthy local individuals who go above and beyond and walk mightily through daily adversity in its Brave Is Beautiful recognition.

“The nominees included frontline healthcare workers who persevered through the pandemic, people who still maintain a positive attitude despite the struggle, those who ‘always do the right thing’, some who have contributed to the improvement of the community and volunteers, and those battling health issues, said Scottye Adkins, executive director of MACOA.

Of the nineteen nominees, the following are honored in the Brave is Beautiful Photo Exhibit: Kevin Enderle; Ben and Vada Galvan Kelsey Hayes; Roy Henson; Cynthia Johnson; Diana Marshall; Gabrielle McCutcheon; Alison Pultz; Jim Seibert and Luke Strege.

The exhibit is open to the public free of charge during regular business hours at the CH Cozean Library at Mineral Area College until April 1 and at the Centene Center from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. An excerpt from the nomination will be posted with each photo.

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“Come see our local heroes and the reasons each was nominated,” Adkins said. “Thank you to the community for nominating our local heroes. All nominees stand out for their contribution to our community and their example for others.

“We pay tribute to the remaining nominees here – Kenneth Brewer, Lucresia Ferris, JeTaime Hovis, Scott Kirkley, Danny Joe Miller, Melanie Montgomery, Dawn Sherrill and Dorothy Visor along with Kathy Crocker and Cynthia Wampler.

“Thank you to Brandon Scheldt, Highlightpics Portrait Photography, for partnering with MACOA to make this happen in our community.”

Financial assistance was provided with public support from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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